Association football player
27 December 1986, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Ben Mamadou Konaté (born 3 January 1989) is a footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.
Born in Ivory Coast, he was a member, as a naturalised citizen, of the Equatorial Guinea national team.
Konaté has played for several clubs in Ivory Coast: Lazer, Réveil Daloa, Stade d’Abidjan, ASEC Mimosas (when Ivorian Romaric was still there) and Africa Sports. After that, he went to Burkina Faso, where he played football for Faso-Yennenga, and Equatorial Guinea, disputing the 2008 CAF Champions League (Preliminary Round) for Renacimiento.
In 2008, he was in the Moroccan football.
In January 2012 due to his performances in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (playing for Equatorial Guinea), he attracted interest from Portuguese club Benfica.
From 2016 to 2017, Konaté played for Dumlupınar TSK in the Turkish Cypriot KTFF Süper Lig.
He played in several youth teams of the Ivory Coast national football team. He switched in 2009 to Equatorial Guinea and played his debut in the 2010 season. In January 2012 he was called up to the national side to be part of the squad to play in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.